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Eternal Life Through Soup?

Eternal Life Through Soup?

I made eternity soup the other day with my friend, Pasadena author Greg Critser. His new book about the science (and the eccentric scientists) behind anti-aging – called Eternity Soup – was inspired by research on a true Renaissance man. In the 1500s in Padua, Italy, Alvise “Luigi” Cornaro (1483-1566) worked out a recipe for [...]

A Gift of a Weekend

A Gift of a Weekend

Wow. That’s all we can say about Saturday in the San Gabriel Valley. And Sunday’s not too shabby, either. Here’s our post about the storms we just had, and forecasts to come; the latest is more rain arriving Monday night or Tuesday, dry Wednesday and Thursday, and another good-size storm next weekend. Everyone wants to [...]

Snow Days

Snow Days

Storm #4 got cold enough to give the San Gabriels a healthy shot of snow, and this weekend you’re likely to want to get into some elevation for some sledding, skiing or snowman-making fun. But there are challenges. At this writing, Angeles Crest Highway in La Cañada is closed from about 14 miles northeast of [...]

Roundup of Storm Reports

Roundup of Storm Reports

You don’t need us to tell you that it’s raining cats, dogs and small ponies. But if you want to stay really on top of what’s going on in our once-again-national-news foothill communities, here are some resources: — As always, Tim Rutt at Altadenablog.com is on top of things. He’s posting regular updates from the [...]

A Winning New Take on Camelot

A Winning New Take on Camelot

Beloved for its music, medieval pageantry and romance, the original 1960 Lerner and Loewe musical was a bit heavy-handed in terms of story — but that cannot be said of David Lee‘s rendition at the Pasadena Playhouse. The director, known for his television writing and directing work (Frasier and Wings) and for such plays as [...]

Thoughts on Eagle Rock

Thoughts on Eagle Rock

Those of us in west Pasadena consider Eagle Rock our funky but engaging next-door neighbor—the house with the weedy front lawn and the great music and aromas wafting out the front door. So in that spirit we offer our friend Scott Timberg’s musings on his hometown from his blog, the Misread City. Tough times for [...]

Huell Howser in the Kitchen

Huell Howser in the Kitchen

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 was just like any other lunchtime for Henry Gammill, a sophomore at NYU who was home for the winter holidays and found himself at the In-N-Out Burger on Foothill in east Pasadena. Careful as usual not to block the  driveway at Reina Insurance next door, Henry waited in the car lineup [...]

Top Ten Pasadena

Top Ten Pasadena

Like our friend and neighbor Lian Dolan of the Chaos Chronicles, we’re suckers for a top-ten list. (Here’s her Top Ten Action Items for 2010.) Her list got us to think about our Top Ten Experiences in Pasadena for the preceding year. Here they are. What are yours? 10. The fabulous and free staged readings [...]

Ready to March

Ready to March

We aren’t crazy about every aspect of the Rose Parade — as the parents of teenage daughters, for instance, we’re a little disturbed by the message that the Rose Princess thing sends out. And while the floats are astonishing displays of technical and floral accomplishment, the more corporate ones are, well, a little too corporate. [...]

Name that Pharmacist

Name that Pharmacist

We’ve got a quirky contest for you: Name this onetime Pasadena pharmacist. The winner gets a copy of Hometown Pasadena 2009.2010, signed by the editor. Here’s the back story. About seven or eight years ago, Lilli Rouleau found this massive portrait at a Pasadena thrift store. She couldn’t take her eyes off it: the intense [...]

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